Save the date for A People's Hearing on Fracking on June 2 at the Burchfield-Penney Auditorium on the Buffalo State campus. National, state and local fracking groups will share information, engage residents and elected officials, provide citizens another chance to participate in clean water activism, and give Western New York a collective public voice on fracking.
The following excerpt is from an article written by News Business Reporter David Robinson at The Buffalo News and published on May 24, 2012.
UB report on 'fracking' draws fire of watchdog
A Buffalo-based corporate accountability research group Thursday criticized as "seriously flawed and biased" last week's study from the University at Buffalo that said stronger regulation was leading to an improved safety record among drillers in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale.
The new report from the Public Accountability Initiative disputed the conclusions of the study by UB's new Shale Resources and Society Institute, which reported that the rate of environmental violations -- both major and minor -- were declining at Pennsylvania's Marcellus wells.